Package : pcre3
Vulnerability : integer overflow
Problem-Type : depends on use
CVE ID : CAN-2005-2491
BugTraq ID : 14620
Debian Bug : 324531
An integer overflow with subsequent buffer overflow has been detected
in PCRE, the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library, which allows
an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Since several packages link dynamically to this library you are
advised to restart the corresponding services or programs
respectively. The command ``apt-caches showpkg libpcre3'' will list
the corresponding packages in the "Reverse Depends:" section.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your libpcre3 package.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody